Nigeria’s National Insurance Commission (NAICOM) has revealed plans to work on statutory deposits of insurance firms to settle unpaid claims, while chief executives of companies whose deposits are applied to such would be discharged from official duty. Nigeria’s Commissioner for Insurance, Mohammed Kari, disclosed this at the ongoing Chartered Insurance Institute of Nigeria (CIIN) 2017… Continue reading Nigeria’s National Insurance Commission to sack chief executives over unpaid claims
KPMG Head of Insurance for East Africa James Norman has described Africa’s hugely unexploited insurance market as a sleeping giant. According to him, there is a real buzz about the sector because of its plentiful or enormous opportunities. “There’s a real buzz about the sector because opportunities are immense,” he says. “There’s a young population,… Continue reading KPMG: Africa’s Insurance Market is a sleeping giant.
Nigeria’s insurance sector paid over N100 million as fraud claims to five Nigerian banks in 2015. Nigerian Insurers Association (NIA) disclosed this in a report obtained by Financial Vanguard. The banks include Ecobank Plc, which received over N15 million claims from Custodian & Allied Insurance; Wema Bank Plc, received over N29.97 million from Great Nigeria… Continue reading Nigeria’s Insurers pay N100m as fraud claims to 5 banks.
INSURED victims of floods that ravaged some parts of Lagos State recently are already filing their claims, even as insurance companies paid N168.44 million claims on flood mishaps in 2015. Chairman of Nigerian Insurers Association (NIA), Mr. Eddie Efekoha, said that the insured victims have started turning in their claims to the insurance companies… Continue reading 2017 Flood victims file claims as insurers pay over N168m for 2015 floods.
THERE are indications that the Small and Medium Enterprises, SMEs, in Nigeria would be key beneficiaries of the recent executive orders rolled out by the Presidency for ease of doing business in Nigeria. Nigeria’s Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, on May 18, 2017, signed three Executive Orders aimed at facilitating the ease of doing business,… Continue reading How Nigeria’s Presidential executive orders impact entrepreneurship.
The Nigerian Federal Government has said that it will ensure adequate insurance of its assets. Nigeria’s Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, said this during the National Insurance Conference of the Insurance Industry Consultative Council with the theme: ‘Nigeria open for business’, in Abuja on Monday. Mrs Adeosun said, “Foreign investors have shown great interest… Continue reading Nigeria’s Federal Government moves to insure national assets.
Many SME businesses are unprepared for an event in which they need to make a claim, and may not have even considered whether they have the right level of cover until it happens, according to a Zurich expert. A great deal of SMEs do not think they will ever be faced with a claim, Neil… Continue reading Many SMEs unprepared for an Insurance claim.